The tour will visit “four of west Georgia’s most beautiful and interesting homes,” according to Jane Carroll, Pilot Club fundraising chair.
Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour. Proceeds will go to several community projects, including those which help fight brain disorders and diseases.
The homes to be toured will include the homes of Kelly and Ryan McGrath, 210 Old Hickory Trail North, Carrollton; Vicky and David Stewart, 57 South Creek Court, Carrollton; Mandy and Peter Maierhofer, 206 Sunset Boulevard, Carrollton; and West Georgia Riding Academy and Saddle Club, 196 Thomas Wilson Road, Roopville. Participants are responsible for transportation to each tour site, but Pilot Club members will be available at the sites to guide the tours.
Advance tickets are available at The Pineapple House, Mitchell’s Home Accents and Gifts, Burson’s Feed and Seed, Merle Norman’s, The Nest, Sweet Pea’s Boutique, Horton’s Books and Gifts, and Cheers Wine and Spirits.
“The emphasis of the Pilot Club is on brain disorders and diseases,” Carroll said. “We’ve been sponsoring an annual brain symposium for the past three years and have brought several excellent speakers for the conferences.”
She said interest in brain disorder treatment has grown with veterans coming back from war zones with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Pilot Club also works with the local Alzheimer’s disease support group.
“Because of the emphasis of our programs, we’re finding more people locally who have been affected by brain disease, either themselves or their families,” Carroll said.
Other programs the club supports include Southeastern Guide Dogs, who provide trained service dogs for the blind at no charge; assistive technology, providing funding to local schools for technology to help developmentally challenged students; emergency response systems for senior citizens and others with health problems; scholarships for students at University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College; and working with the Carrollton Fraternal Order of Police to provide helmets for the annual bicycle rodeo.
The Pilot Club is also seeking sponsors to buy ads in its tour book, which will be given to everyone attending the tour.
The Pilot Club of Carrollton is affiliated with Pilot International, founded in 1921 as a volunteer service organization. The inspiration for the name was a riverboat pilot, who must steer a true course through calm or troubled waters.
Since 1991, the service focus of Pilot International has been helping people with brain related disorders.
Information about the Pilot Club of Carrollton and the annual Tour of Homes is available by calling Carroll at 404-314-6011.